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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Tony Parker confirmed after Frances lopsided defeat to Spain in Wednesdays Olympic quarterfinals that he has indeed played his final game for his national team. Nike Air Vapormax Sale .Parker said after Frances 92-67 loss to its longtime Spanish rivals that he has promised San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and team president R.C. Buford he will halt his international career at age 34 -- because of the toll it has taken on him physically -- and focus on finishing his NBA career strongly.And Im not gonna change my mind about that, Parker said after scoring 14 points in his finale.Wednesdays exit was a rough one for the French after they had played so well Sunday in a narrow three-point defeat to the United States, which Parker skipped to rest a bruised toe he had suffered earlier in the tournament.France and Spain have met in top-level international competition for each of the past six summers. This comprehensive performance improved the Pau Gasol-led Spaniards record to 4-2 in those matchups and sent them into Fridays semifinals against the United States as the hottest team in Olympic mens basketball.I felt like Spain was the Spurs, Parker said of the oppositions high level on Wednesday, and I was on the other side.Reflecting on an emotional summer that, in addition to the end of his own international career, saw Tim Duncan announce his retirement from the Spurs, Parker said: The conversation with Timmy, it was weird when he told me he was not going to play. I knew that was going to come one day, with the Big Three without him, but its always tough when it finally happens.Ive been very blessed -- thats all I can say. Those 15 years, all the championships, all the records, everything that we accomplished, its just stuff when I retire I can cherish and show my kids everything that we won with the Spurs.Im just happy its not both at the same time, Parker continued, referring to Argentina star Manu Ginobilis decision to play on with the Spurs despite Duncans retirement.Im happy that Manu got one more year, so its not everybody at the same time. That day will come too, and then my day will come. Its just life. I think theres a lot of great guys -- it was a great 10 years with Kobe and Shaq and all the rivalries and stuff like that -- but everything comes to an end.France coach Vincent Collet called Parker the best French player forever and said it was very frustrating to walk off the court with Parker knowing he has a last game like that.We got four medals in the last five years with the national team, and he was a big part of it, Collet said. Hes been the leader that we needed for a long time.As Parker said, Spain was just great tonight, they made every spot. We made a decision to stop Pau, and?[Nikola] Mirotic?goes off. So ... thats basketball.At the same time, I dont want to throw away everything that weve done in the last 16 years [and] in the last eight, nine years with Coach Collet. Im very proud of what we did as a national team, and its the best results in the history of French basketball.The only consolation for Parker, on this night, is knowing that hell soon be able to call his good friend Gasol a teammate when they join forces for the first time next season after Gasols decision to sign in free agency with San Antonio. They embraced at midcourt after Spains emphatic win.Ive been playing against him since Im like 14 years old, Parker said. Great friend and off the court, we go to dinner, stuff like that, double dates and everything. I was so happy that he decided to come play with San Antonio. Hes going to be a great guy to have around.For me, it makes my job easy, with Pau and?LaMarcus [Aldridge], its going to be great and, like I said earlier, Spain?had a great generation. If it was not for Spain, I would have another 10 medals, 15 medals, but life is like that. I beat Pau a lot in the NBA, so it balances out.Saad Yousuf of ESPN Radio in Dallas (103.3 FM) contributed to this report. Nike Air Vapormax China . The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Lions have not announced the hiring, which was first reported by ESPN. Lombardi, the grandson of former Green Bay Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant on Sean Paytons New Orleans staff since 2007. Clearance Nike Air Vapormax . -- Bobby Ryan helped the U. https://www.fakevapormaxwholesale.com/ . Newcastle dominated in the early stages but City weathered the storm and then raised its game in extra time. Negredo broke the deadlock from close range after a simple move in the 99th minute before Dzeko took the ball round goalkeeper Tim Krul to seal the victory in the 105th.Luke Fitzgerald returns from injury for Leinsters Guinness PRO12 semi-final against Ulster on Friday - live on Sky Sports 3 HD from 7.30pm - but Ireland team-mate Rob Kearney misses out. Fitzgerald has recovered from the medial ligament problem suffered during the 30-6 defeat to Ulster on April 30 and takes his place on the wing.However, Kearney has failed to recover from the ankle injury suffered in Leinsters final regular season game against Treviso. Skipper Isa Nacewa switches to full-back with Fitzgerald on the left wing in what are the only changes to the team that started the eight-try mauling of Treviso. Highlights of Ulsters convincing win over Leinster last month Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton has shaken off shoulder and neck knocks and is partnered by Eoin Reddan at half-back, while Ben Teo plays his last game on Irish soil ahead of his summer move to Worcester.Richardt Strauss continues at hooker after scoring his first league tries in two years against Treviso and is one of seven Ireland internationals named in the forwards. Leinster made it three Heineken Cup triumphs in four years when they defeated Ulster in 2012 Jack Conan could make his first appearance since February after being named on the bench alongside Bordeaux-bound Ian Madigan, who says farewell to the RDS. Cyber Monday Nike Air Vapormax. Leinsters only defeat in their last four fixtures was against Ulster and Les Kiss has named an unchanged side for the third successive game. Luke Fitzgerald starts on the wing for Leinsters semi-final clash with Ulster Paddy Jackson, who has scored two tries in as many matches, continues to partner Springbok Ruan Pienaar at half-back with Stuart McCloskey and Luke Marshall named in the centre.Craig Gilroy, Andrew Trimble and Jared Payne form a dangerous back three while Ireland openside Chris Henry makes his 150th Ulster appearance.Ulster have won once in their last 12 visits to the RDS, a 22-18 victory in March 2013. Ulster made it four wins in a row as they crushed the Ospreys on the final day of the regular season Leinster: 15 Isa Nacewa (c), 14 Dave Kearney, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Ben Teo, 11 Luke Fitzgerald, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Eoin Reddan; 1 Jack McGrath, 2 Richardt Strauss, 3 Mike Ross, 4 Devin Toner, 5 Mick Kearney, 6 Rhys Ruddock, 7 Jordi Murphy, 8 Jamie Heaslip.Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Peter Dooley, 18 Tadhg Furlong, 19 Ross Molony, 20 Jack Conan, 21 Luke McGrath, 22 Ian Madigan, 23 Zane Kirchner.Ulster: 15 Jared Payne, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Luke Marshall, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Craig Gilroy, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Ruan Pienaar; 1 Callum Black, 2 Rory Best (c), 3 Ricky Lutton, 4 Pete Browne, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 6 Iain Henderson, 7 Chris Henry, 8 Sean Reidy.Replacements: 16 Rob Herring, 17 Kyle McCall, 18 Andy Warwick, 19 Robbie Diack, 20 Roger Wilson, 21 Paul Marshall, 22 Stuart Olding, 23 Darren Cave.Watch Leinster v Ulster live on Sky Sports 3 HD on Friday from 7.30pm. 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